Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread TANYA NOE
I agree with Diane, any vet who recommends euthanasia because a cat is FeLV, 
and for that reason only is not only ignorant but very uneducated in the most 
recent research out there. A lot of the younger vets tend to be a bit more up 
to date and more sympathetic to FeLV cats.
When we found out that our Maggie was positive (we had her snap tested before 
we got her but the clinic did a batch test where they took blood from all 4 
kittens, mixed it together and then pulled the 3 drops needed from the 
mixture). I was not aware of this or never would have allowed that to happen. 
Maggie's FeLV was too diluted to show positive and her 3 siblings were neg. We 
did not find out she was POS until a few months later when she became 
symptomatic and we retested again and also did an IFA. We decided to keep her 
which the vets there were very disapproving of. They believed that all FeLV 
cats should be destroyed so that we could eradicate the disease. While I agree 
with eradicating the disease, my little Maggie isn't spreading her disease 
anywhere as my indoor kitty. 
Our other kitty is vaccinated against FeLV and we do not keep them separated. 
We count on the vaccine and the natural immunities cats develop as they age to 
keep Sasha safe, and so far so good. We made the decision to mix after talking 
to everyone on here and getting their advice first too.
Good luck with what ever you do.
Tanya

--- On Tue, 3/15/11, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote:

 From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:31 PM
 Wow, Jannes. The vet advocating
 euthanization is a warning sign not to let
 him/her treat this particular cat. She is obviously not up
 to date on the
 latest research and you need all the knowledge you can get
 to maintain
 Amber's good health. You might consider calling around to
 different vets and
 see what their feeling is about FeLV care. If you know of
 some vets who
 treat shelter cats, they may be a good place to start
 because they will have
 encountered it before. 
 
 Best of luck with Amber. I personally hope you choose to
 vaccinate the
 others and let her commingle, but that's me and not you.
 ;-)
 
 Diane R.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:55 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 
 I want to thank everyone who responded about my post
 regarding Amber, my
 FeLV positive cat.
 I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the
 health of my other
 cats from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan
 to be cautious but
 do feel less stressed about it.
 I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is
 nothing like being
 able to get advice from folks who have experienced this
 situation.
 The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her
 test came back
 positive. 
 I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy
 cat. I want to give
 her a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come
 back negative.  
 
 Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her
 from starving to death.
 She is getting high quality food now and lots of petting
 every chance I get!
 She has improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how
 she sits at the
 top of the staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it
 is, I guess. At
 least for now...
 I would love to hear from more folks regarding this
 subject.
 Thanks you all and God Bless!!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
Actually it was a young (early twenties) vet who didn't even know what an IFA 
test was. He had to go read up about FeLV when I was there. He did tell me he 
was not a cat person. He was the new kid on the block with the four other 
vets 
who are in the same office. Unreal!!
I took one of my other cats to the clinic last Saturday for her yearly 
check-up/vaccines and thank God I saw the vet I like and have seen the most of 
during the last 8 years. He was sympathetic, but he was extremely concered 
about 
exposing my other cats. I do think he would put her down if it was up to him. 
However, he did not come out and actually say that. It was just the impression 
I 
got.
I do think I will take Amber to see another vet who is recommened to me when I 
take her back for retesting. He has his own cat just roaming around in his 
office during the day. I bet he is a cat person! 
 Jannes 





From: TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 8:24:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I agree with Diane, any vet who recommends euthanasia because a cat is FeLV, 
and 
for that reason only is not only ignorant but very uneducated in the most 
recent 
research out there. A lot of the younger vets tend to be a bit more up to date 
and more sympathetic to FeLV cats.
When we found out that our Maggie was positive (we had her snap tested before 
we 
got her but the clinic did a batch test where they took blood from all 4 
kittens, mixed it together and then pulled the 3 drops needed from the 
mixture). 
I was not aware of this or never would have allowed that to happen. Maggie's 
FeLV was too diluted to show positive and her 3 siblings were neg. We did not 
find out she was POS until a few months later when she became symptomatic and 
we 
retested again and also did an IFA. We decided to keep her which the vets there 
were very disapproving of. They believed that all FeLV cats should be destroyed 
so that we could eradicate the disease. While I agree with eradicating the 
disease, my little Maggie isn't spreading her disease anywhere as my indoor 
kitty. 

Our other kitty is vaccinated against FeLV and we do not keep them separated. 
We 
count on the vaccine and the natural immunities cats develop as they age to 
keep 
Sasha safe, and so far so good. We made the decision to mix after talking to 
everyone on here and getting their advice first too.
Good luck with what ever you do.
Tanya

--- On Tue, 3/15/11, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote:

 From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:31 PM
 Wow, Jannes. The vet advocating
 euthanization is a warning sign not to let
 him/her treat this particular cat. She is obviously not up
 to date on the
 latest research and you need all the knowledge you can get
 to maintain
 Amber's good health. You might consider calling around to
 different vets and
 see what their feeling is about FeLV care. If you know of
 some vets who
 treat shelter cats, they may be a good place to start
 because they will have
 encountered it before. 
 
 Best of luck with Amber. I personally hope you choose to
 vaccinate the
 others and let her commingle, but that's me and not you.
 ;-)
 
 Diane R.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:55 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 
 I want to thank everyone who responded about my post
 regarding Amber, my
 FeLV positive cat.
 I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the
 health of my other
 cats from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan
 to be cautious but
 do feel less stressed about it.
 I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is
 nothing like being
 able to get advice from folks who have experienced this
 situation.
 The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her
 test came back
 positive. 
 I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy
 cat. I want to give
 her a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come
 back negative.  
 
 Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her
 from starving to death.
 She is getting high quality food now and lots of petting
 every chance I get!
 She has improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how
 she sits at the
 top of the staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it
 is, I guess. At
 least for now...
 I would love to hear from more folks regarding this
 subject.
 Thanks you all and God Bless!!
 Jannes 
 
 
       
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread Gloria Lane
That's a good point about vets - some vets are not into cats so don't know much 
about them aNd dont keep up.

Gloria


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On Mar 16, 2011, at 9:05 AM, Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Actually it was a young (early twenties) vet who didn't even know what an IFA 
 test was. He had to go read up about FeLV when I was there. He did tell me 
 he 
 was not a cat person. He was the new kid on the block with the four other 
 vets 
 who are in the same office. Unreal!!
 I took one of my other cats to the clinic last Saturday for her yearly 
 check-up/vaccines and thank God I saw the vet I like and have seen the most 
 of 
 during the last 8 years. He was sympathetic, but he was extremely concered 
 about 
 exposing my other cats. I do think he would put her down if it was up to him. 
 However, he did not come out and actually say that. It was just the 
 impression I 
 got.
 I do think I will take Amber to see another vet who is recommened to me when 
 I 
 take her back for retesting. He has his own cat just roaming around in his 
 office during the day. I bet he is a cat person! 
  Jannes 
 
 
 
 
 
 From: TANYA NOE sashacatgodd...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 8:24:56 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 
 I agree with Diane, any vet who recommends euthanasia because a cat is FeLV, 
 and 
 for that reason only is not only ignorant but very uneducated in the most 
 recent 
 research out there. A lot of the younger vets tend to be a bit more up to 
 date 
 and more sympathetic to FeLV cats.
 When we found out that our Maggie was positive (we had her snap tested before 
 we 
 got her but the clinic did a batch test where they took blood from all 4 
 kittens, mixed it together and then pulled the 3 drops needed from the 
 mixture). 
 I was not aware of this or never would have allowed that to happen. Maggie's 
 FeLV was too diluted to show positive and her 3 siblings were neg. We did not 
 find out she was POS until a few months later when she became symptomatic and 
 we 
 retested again and also did an IFA. We decided to keep her which the vets 
 there 
 were very disapproving of. They believed that all FeLV cats should be 
 destroyed 
 so that we could eradicate the disease. While I agree with eradicating the 
 disease, my little Maggie isn't spreading her disease anywhere as my indoor 
 kitty. 
 
 Our other kitty is vaccinated against FeLV and we do not keep them separated. 
 We 
 count on the vaccine and the natural immunities cats develop as they age to 
 keep 
 Sasha safe, and so far so good. We made the decision to mix after talking to 
 everyone on here and getting their advice first too.
 Good luck with what ever you do.
 Tanya
 
 --- On Tue, 3/15/11, Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com wrote:
 
 From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:31 PM
 Wow, Jannes. The vet advocating
 euthanization is a warning sign not to let
 him/her treat this particular cat. She is obviously not up
 to date on the
 latest research and you need all the knowledge you can get
 to maintain
 Amber's good health. You might consider calling around to
 different vets and
 see what their feeling is about FeLV care. If you know of
 some vets who
 treat shelter cats, they may be a good place to start
 because they will have
 encountered it before. 
 
 Best of luck with Amber. I personally hope you choose to
 vaccinate the
 others and let her commingle, but that's me and not you.
 ;-)
 
 Diane R.
 
 -Original Message-
 From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
 [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org]
 On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
 Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:55 AM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice
 
 I want to thank everyone who responded about my post
 regarding Amber, my
 FeLV positive cat.
 I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the
 health of my other
 cats from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan
 to be cautious but
 do feel less stressed about it.
 I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is
 nothing like being
 able to get advice from folks who have experienced this
 situation.
 The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her
 test came back
 positive. 
 I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy
 cat. I want to give
 her a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come
 back negative.  
 
 Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her
 from starving to death.
 She is getting high quality food now and lots of petting
 every chance I get!
 She has improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how
 she sits at the
 top of the staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it
 is, I guess. At
 least for now...
 I would love to hear from more folks regarding

Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Yikes. Perhaps this vet should recuse himself from *treating* cats? A vet is
actually supposed to know stuff even though he isn't a _ person. I'm
glad you have other choices. 

When we took our Patches (the reason I am on this list, though he died a few
years ago) in for testing (he had just showed up on our doorstep one summer
night, demanding our attention, and terribly, terribly matted) our vet told
us he was FeLV+, and in the next breath said, These are your options...
Euthanasia was one of them, of course, but we were happy that she wasn't
pushing it, and the other options included seeing how things went and fairly
conservative treatment, and since we love animals but are not made of money,
we eagerly did that. Things didn't go well, unfortunately, and he became
symptomatic -- lymph nodes swollen, stopped eating -- and we let him go. He
was such a sweet guy, it still makes me sad to think we didn't have time to
really get to know him, and he never got a chance to leave the room we were
caring for him in, which he really wanted to do. But we are happy that he
came to us because if he had stayed on the street he would have had a much
worse end.

Diane R.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:06 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Actually it was a young (early twenties) vet who didn't even know what an
IFA test was. He had to go read up about FeLV when I was there. He
did tell me he was not a cat person. He was the new kid on the block with
the four other vets who are in the same office. Unreal!!
I took one of my other cats to the clinic last Saturday for her yearly
check-up/vaccines and thank God I saw the vet I like and have seen the most
of during the last 8 years. He was sympathetic, but he was extremely
concered about exposing my other cats. I do think he would put her down if
it was up to him. 
However, he did not come out and actually say that. It was just the
impression I got.
I do think I will take Amber to see another vet who is recommened to me when
I take her back for retesting. He has his own cat just roaming around in his
office during the day. I bet he is a cat person!
 Jannes 



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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-16 Thread Jannes Taylor
So sorry for the loss of Patches. I have the same thoughts about Amber as far 
as 
her dying from starvation. She was truly just a few days away from death I have 
no doubt. At least she has a chance and won't die out in the woods.
 Jannes 





From: Diane Rosenfeldt drosenfe...@wi.rr.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wed, March 16, 2011 6:34:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Yikes. Perhaps this vet should recuse himself from *treating* cats? A vet is
actually supposed to know stuff even though he isn't a _ person. I'm
glad you have other choices. 

When we took our Patches (the reason I am on this list, though he died a few
years ago) in for testing (he had just showed up on our doorstep one summer
night, demanding our attention, and terribly, terribly matted) our vet told
us he was FeLV+, and in the next breath said, These are your options...
Euthanasia was one of them, of course, but we were happy that she wasn't
pushing it, and the other options included seeing how things went and fairly
conservative treatment, and since we love animals but are not made of money,
we eagerly did that. Things didn't go well, unfortunately, and he became
symptomatic -- lymph nodes swollen, stopped eating -- and we let him go. He
was such a sweet guy, it still makes me sad to think we didn't have time to
really get to know him, and he never got a chance to leave the room we were
caring for him in, which he really wanted to do. But we are happy that he
came to us because if he had stayed on the street he would have had a much
worse end.

Diane R.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 9:06 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Actually it was a young (early twenties) vet who didn't even know what an
IFA test was. He had to go read up about FeLV when I was there. He
did tell me he was not a cat person. He was the new kid on the block with
the four other vets who are in the same office. Unreal!!
I took one of my other cats to the clinic last Saturday for her yearly
check-up/vaccines and thank God I saw the vet I like and have seen the most
of during the last 8 years. He was sympathetic, but he was extremely
concered about exposing my other cats. I do think he would put her down if
it was up to him. 
However, he did not come out and actually say that. It was just the
impression I got.
I do think I will take Amber to see another vet who is recommened to me when
I take her back for retesting. He has his own cat just roaming around in his
office during the day. I bet he is a cat person!
 Jannes 



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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Natalie
Unfortunately, there are many vets with those views, even if the cat is the
ONLY cat in a homewhy would anyone kill a perfectly healthy cat that
happens to test positive for FeLV or FIV, and in NO way can even contribute
to exposing another cat to it  I have heard that from people again and
again, and sadly, they listen to those vets and continue this myth about
having to kill any cat that tests positive!
I am so glad that there are people like you who don't believe everything a
vet suggests as being gospel truth!  This cat may be healthy forever, or it
may not.  There are no guarantees that our healthy cats will be healthy
forever either, are there?  Do the best you can under the circumstances!
Natalie

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding Amber, my
FeLV 
positive cat.
I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my other
cats 
from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious but do
feel 
less stressed about it.
I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is nothing like being
able 
to get advice from folks who have experienced this situation.
The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her test came back
positive. 
I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy cat. I want to give
her 
a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come back negative.  

Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her from starving to death.
She 
is getting high quality food now and lots of petting every chance I get! She
has 
improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how she sits at the top of
the 
staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it is, I guess. At least for 
now...
I would love to hear from more folks regarding this subject.
Thanks you all and God Bless!!
Jannes 


  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Jannes Taylor
Thank you, Natalie. I am so hoping her next test will be negative, but I will 
do 
the best I can regadless.
 Jannes 





From: Natalie at...@optonline.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tue, March 15, 2011 10:39:41 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

Unfortunately, there are many vets with those views, even if the cat is the
ONLY cat in a homewhy would anyone kill a perfectly healthy cat that
happens to test positive for FeLV or FIV, and in NO way can even contribute
to exposing another cat to it  I have heard that from people again and
again, and sadly, they listen to those vets and continue this myth about
having to kill any cat that tests positive!
I am so glad that there are people like you who don't believe everything a
vet suggests as being gospel truth!  This cat may be healthy forever, or it
may not.  There are no guarantees that our healthy cats will be healthy
forever either, are there?  Do the best you can under the circumstances!
Natalie

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding Amber, my
FeLV 
positive cat.
I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my other
cats 
from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious but do
feel 
less stressed about it.
I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is nothing like being
able 
to get advice from folks who have experienced this situation.
The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her test came back
positive. 
I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy cat. I want to give
her 
a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come back negative.  

Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her from starving to death.
She 
is getting high quality food now and lots of petting every chance I get! She
has 
improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how she sits at the top of
the 
staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it is, I guess. At least for 
now...
I would love to hear from more folks regarding this subject.
Thanks you all and God Bless!!
Jannes 


      
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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread MaiMaiPG
Most of you have heard Dixie Louise Doodle Katt, JP's story.  She came  
to me as a feral/throw-away.  I liked her and was gong to bring her to  
the farm.  I took her to be spayed and she tested positive.  My vets'  
put all the options on the table and I took death off to the relief of  
everyone.  With their care and the care of a couple of holistic vets  
in Louisville, she lived a very healthy and happy life for almost 3  
years.she had EVERYTHING  And gave me everything.

On Mar 15, 2011, at 10:39 AM, Natalie wrote:

Unfortunately, there are many vets with those views, even if the cat  
is the
ONLY cat in a homewhy would anyone kill a perfectly healthy cat  
that
happens to test positive for FeLV or FIV, and in NO way can even  
contribute
to exposing another cat to it  I have heard that from people  
again and
again, and sadly, they listen to those vets and continue this myth  
about

having to kill any cat that tests positive!
I am so glad that there are people like you who don't believe  
everything a
vet suggests as being gospel truth!  This cat may be healthy  
forever, or it
may not.  There are no guarantees that our healthy cats will be  
healthy
forever either, are there?  Do the best you can under the  
circumstances!

Natalie

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes  
Taylor

Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding  
Amber, my

FeLV
positive cat.
I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my  
other

cats
from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious  
but do

feel
less stressed about it.
I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is nothing like  
being

able
to get advice from folks who have experienced this situation.
The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her test came back
positive.
I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy cat. I want  
to give

her
a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come back negative.

Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her from starving to  
death.

She
is getting high quality food now and lots of petting every chance I  
get! She

has
improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how she sits at the  
top of

the
staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it is, I guess. At  
least for

now...
I would love to hear from more folks regarding this subject.
Thanks you all and God Bless!!
Jannes



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Re: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

2011-03-15 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
Wow, Jannes. The vet advocating euthanization is a warning sign not to let
him/her treat this particular cat. She is obviously not up to date on the
latest research and you need all the knowledge you can get to maintain
Amber's good health. You might consider calling around to different vets and
see what their feeling is about FeLV care. If you know of some vets who
treat shelter cats, they may be a good place to start because they will have
encountered it before. 

Best of luck with Amber. I personally hope you choose to vaccinate the
others and let her commingle, but that's me and not you. ;-)

Diane R.

-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Jannes Taylor
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Thank You for your Advice

I want to thank everyone who responded about my post regarding Amber, my
FeLV positive cat.
I have been feeling a little guilty about risking the health of my other
cats from some chance encounter with Amber. I still plan to be cautious but
do feel less stressed about it.
I have done a lot of research on the web, but there is nothing like being
able to get advice from folks who have experienced this situation.
The vet leaned toward euthanization after her after her test came back
positive. 
I just could not euthanize a seemingly otherwise healthy cat. I want to give
her a chance! I hope and pray that her next test will come back negative.  

Whatever happens, I am glad I was there to save her from starving to death.
She is getting high quality food now and lots of petting every chance I get!
She has improved a lot in the last few weeks. It is sad how she sits at the
top of the staircase and can't come upstairs. It is what it is, I guess. At
least for now...
I would love to hear from more folks regarding this subject.
Thanks you all and God Bless!!
Jannes 


  
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